Kriskindlmarkt CFVA – Nov.18 & 19, 2022

The end of November is a great time to go to Europe because one of the continent’s best traditions, Christmas markets (Kriskindlmarkts), are in full swing. From Hamburg to Zürich, town squares are transformed into winter wonderlands.  Before you book your flight out of the country, consider a trip to visit Clifton Forge, Virginia.

The Clifton Forge School of the Arts will host and welcomes you to their Annual Kriskindlmarkt November 18 & 19, 2022. Plan your visit to CFVA, arts, entertainment, eateries, shopping & lodging.

FRIDAY, November 18th ~ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm  &  SATURDAY, November 19th ~ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

KRISKINDLMARKT looks and smells like a European Christmas village.  Clifton Forge School of the Arts welcomed over 2,000 guests Kriskindlmarkt has grown into a “can’t miss” event.  Enjoy “The Mill” (CFSOTA’s repurposed 100+ year old lumber mill behind the School) filled with laughter, lights, holiday scents & cheer, shopping & entertainment! German Father Christmas might make a visit.  Live music throughout the event. Hear the beautiful sounds while you eat, shop, and catch the holiday spirit.

518 Church Street, Clifton Forge, VA    540-862-7275    

Kriskindlmarkt 2016 YouTube video THE MILL CAFE & BAR: German, Irish & Scotch breads, pastries, German beer & authentic Gluhwein (for ages 21+), mulled apple cider, & cold beverages. Fabulous German food choices for your dining-in or take-out pleasure. The Cafe & The Gallery (upstairs) provides seating to diners.  (Many updates to the Mill since 2016, come see…)

ENTRY FEE: $3 per person (cash only); Children 12 or younger FREE admission. Dress warmly.

RAFFLES & SILENT AUCTION: Raffles of artisan-made items from KRISKINDLMARKT vendors & donors. Tickets are sold during the event with drawings done at event close (winners do not need to be present). Many beautiful items are also featured in a Silent Auction. Proceeds benefit Clifton Forge School of the Arts, the community art school of the Alleghany Highlands.

Clifton Forge School of the Arts

QUESTIONS: Call the School at 540-862-7275.


Visiting Clifton Forge is easy with Interstate 64 exits at each end of town. AMTRAK provides connections to D.C., Chicago & New York. At the west end of Town is Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and on the east end scenic Douthat State Park.

Enjoy downtown shopping, one of many eateries and take in the C&O Railway Heritage Center. You will love the small town feel, friendly citizenry and strolling the community and The Historic District.

Arts & Entertainment abound in our community. The Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre, and Clifton Forge School of the Arts offer classes, exhibits, live music, dance, movies, theatre and festivals.

Stop in CFVA’s renown Jack Mason’s Tavern & Brewery.

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